Where should we place the hands in salah?
On the chest, below the navel or above the navel.
Please reply with an authentic Hadith.
Sayyiduna Wa-il ibn Hujr (radiyallahu’anhu) says:
‘I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) place his right hand over his left hand, below his navel in salah.’
(Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 3959).
The narrators of this Hadith have been classified as authentic by Allamah Muhammad ‘Abid Sindi (rahimahullah)
(Atharus Sunan, pg.90).
Muhaddith Qasim ibn Qutlubugha (rahimahullah) and Shaykh Muhammad Hashim al-Tatwi (rahimahullah) have stated that the chain of narrators for this Hadith is good (jayyid).
(Dirhamus Surrah pgs.38, 40)
Also see footnotes of Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) on Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 3959.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar